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Ken and Flo Jacobs: Resources to Learn More

Rare and Distinctive Collections


Classroom: Norlin N345

Reading Room: Norlin M350B

Seeking the Monkey King (Ken Jacobs, 2011)

Ken and Flo Jacobs have been unique and influential figures in American experimental cinema since the 1950s. In addition to creating a prolific artistic catalog, they were leaders in developing networks and resources for independent film exhibition, distribution, and education. The Jacobs' original archive of correspondence, production documents, teaching material, and writing was acquired by the CU Boulder Libraries' Rare and Distinctive Collections in 2021. Learn how to visit and access the Jacobs Collection at

CU Boulder Libraries offer the resources below to learn more about Ken and Flo Jacobs, their artistic work, and their positions within the history of American experimental cinema. 

Archival Collections at CU Boulder


Stan Brakhage Collection

CU Digital Library

Media Resources

History and Context

Campus Resources